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Forget the NFL: Heisman winner Kyler Murray will play baseball, agent Scott Boras says

His predecessor as the Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner may be succeeding in the NFL, but Kyler Murray won’t follow Baker Mayfield into the NFL, according to his agent.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

FCS playoff roundup: Easton Stick leads top-seed North Dakota State past Colgate

Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Army beats Navy for 3rd straight time as President Donald Trump watches game

Army beat Navy 17-10 for its third straight win in the series. President Donald Trump attended the 119th game between the rivals and flipped the coin before spending a half …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray edges Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy

The fourth-ranked Sooners play the top-ranked Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl semifinal Dec. 29 in the seventh bowl matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up, and first since second-place finisher …


West Virginia QB Will Grier to skip bowl, prepare for NFL draft

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier won’t play for the 15th-ranked Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl against No. 17 Syracuse and instead will focus on preparation for the NFL draft. …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Maine advances to FCS semifinals with win over Weber State

Chris Ferguson threw for two touchdowns, Ramon Jefferson ran for a late fourth-quarter score and the Maine defense stymied second-seeded Weber State 23-18 as the Black Bears advanced to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Heisman Trophy: Stock soared for 1st-time starting QBs

Heisman Trophy finalists Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama, Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State were on Wall Street to ring the closing bell at the New York …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

AP top player Kyler Murray adds Davey O’Brien award; Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp award

AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback as ESPN’s College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Cal coach Justin Wilcox gets new 5-year deal

California coach Justin Wilcox has signed a new five-year deal to stay under contract with the school through the 2023 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

NCAA reports FBS targeting penalties remain same as in 2017

The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls.


Tim Dahlberg: For Urban Meyer, a good time to say goodbye

As Urban Meyer walks away from coaching – perhaps for good – the final report card on that is mixed, at best.


Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray’s 2-sport persistence pays off

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was a first-round Major League Baseball draft pick this summer who easily could have dropped football altogether. Instead, he successfully replaced Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is retiring after the Rose Bowl. Meyer says health was the top reason. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach after the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Heisman trio: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in …


Tua Tagovailoa produces everything but singular Heisman moment

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has really had that one Heisman moment this season. He was hurt and not quite himself in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The quarterback was sidelined …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

K-State coach Bill Snyder retiring after 27 seasons, 215 wins

Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Oklahoma is in: Sooners snag 4th spot in playoff semifinals

Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: No. 1 Alabama rallies behind Jalen Hurts, tops No. 4 Georgia 35-28

Heisman Trophy favorite Tua Tagovailoa had to be helped off the field with just over 11 minutes remaining after one of his own linemen stepped on the quarterback’s right ankle …


Stanford wins 9th straight Big Game, 23-13 over California

Paulson Adebo made two interceptions in the fourth quarter, including a spectacular one-handed grab in the end zone, to help prevent the game-tying score, as Stanford relied on its defense …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Big Sky roundup: Jake Constantine leads Weber State past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS playoffs

Jake Constantine threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and the Weber State defense picked off four passes to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 48-23 win over Southeast …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship – over a month before the game is played. The company announced …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Five things to watch on college football’s championship weekend: SEC play-in; Kyler Murray’s Heisman push

College football closes its regular season with championship weekend, leading to selection Sunday when the playoff is set and the bowls are matchups are finalized. This is the first season …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

FSU fan fired after posting coach Willie Taggart should be lynched

A Facebook post suggesting Florida State head coach Willie Taggart should be lynched has cost a Seminoles fan his job.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Couch Slouch: There’s a word for College Football Playoff: rigged

The only popular team sport in America more rigged than college basketball is college football. That’s not opinion, that’s fact; it is incontrovertible, indisputable and inarguable.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

USC keeping Helton after 5-7 season, but changes promised

Clay Helton will remain USC’s head coach despite presiding over the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000, USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced Sunday.


Texas Tech fires former QB Kingsbury after 6 years as coach

Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: Kellen Mond helps Texas A&M over No. 8 LSU 74-72 in 7 OTs

Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion to Kendrick Rogers in the seventh overtime gave Texas A&M 74-72 victory over No. 8 LSU on Saturday in College Station, Texas in a game that …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Pac-12 roundup: No. 3 Notre Dame rolls to 12-0 season, beats rival USC 24-17

Ian Book passed for 352 yards and Dexter Williams went 52 yards on a go-ahead touchdown run for the Irish. J.T. Daniels passed for 349 yards for the Trojans, who …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

FCS Playoffs: Montana State tops Incarnate Word in opener; Nicholls State to face Eastern Washington

Troy Andersen ran for a touchdown and threw for another, leading Montana State to a 35-14 win over Incarnate Word in the first round of the FCS playoffs. His touchdown …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Top-25 roundup: No. 6 Oklahoma edges No. 12 West Virginia in offensive shootout

Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, No. 6 Oklahoma scored two defensive TDs and the Sooners beat No. 12 West Virginia 59-56 Friday night in …